Popular Saltwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular saltwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Gold-Spotted Rabbitfish

Facts and Information

golden rabbitfish

A beautiful species of Rabbitfish that is plentiful in the East Asian seas and is often referred to as a Gold-spotted Spinefoot.  These fish are called "Spinefoots" for the two stout spines of the pelvic fins (a unique trait among fishes, by the way) and the spines of the anal fin.   Young fish may start to pair off at around six inches in length, but they often remain in large schools well beyond that forming mated pairs around nine inches in length.  All of these spines are venomous and can inflict very painful wounds to the careless aquarist, so exercise extreme caution when moving or handling these fish.  Young Rabbitfishes (named so for their nibbling nature, small rounded mouths, and large, dark eyes) form large shoals in coral rich areas where they feed on soft filamentous algae.  Mature fish (which attain around fifteen inches in length) form male/female pairs and feed on algae (and lots of it), sea squirts (tunicates) and sponges.

Level of Difficulty - Level 2

Size - Jumbo

Aggression Level - Level 2

Possible Tankmates - Bi-Color Parrotfish, Flame Hawkfish


radiata lionfish